The Denver Broncos (+3, +145) are playing the Cleveland Browns (-3, -162) this Thursday at 8:20 PM EDT. The over / under is set at 42.
The Broncos last played 4 days ago, losing to the Raiders in a 34-24 blowout. The Browns last game was 4 days ago, when they lost to the Cardinals 37-14.
These two teams are decimated with injuries. Quarterback Baker Mayfield will not be in uniform tonight, and the Browns will turn to backup Case Keenum. Both Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb will be out as well. The Broncos were unsure of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s status, but it looks like he has clearance to play.
The Broncos are on a downward spiral, losing 3 straight and allowing an average of 28 points in each contest. Bridgewater had 3 turnovers last weekend as well. Surprisingly, Denver is 11-3 straight up in their last 14 games on Thursday night.
Defense will be imperative if the Browns are going to come out on top given that their offense is shorthanded. The Cardinals scored 37 points against them last weekend, and immediately before that the Chargers dropped 47. Odell Beckham Jr., who left last Sunday’s game, is expected to play.
The last time these two teams played was on November 3, 2019 when the Broncos beat the Browns 24-19. In that game, the Broncos were +4 and covered the spread. Likewise, the total for that game was set at 39 and went over by 4 points.
• The Broncos have lost all 3 of their last 3 games, and are 0-3 against the spread in those games
• The Browns are 12-2 straight up in their last 14 games as a home favorite
• The Broncos have won 8 of the last 9 meetings against the Browns
We’re going with hot Shark player GolferSwordfish299 and taking Under 42 (-108). Both teams are riddled with injuries, and we expect overall sloppy play.
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